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Transocean Reviews

Updated January 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Pay, Regular schedule, Able to advance as far as you are willing to work for (in 12 reviews)

  • Pay and Benefits, opportunities, location (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I believe upper management should see who is ready to move up inside the company rather than someone who has never been offshore (in 6 reviews)

  • Oil and Gas Market condition impact work load (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Roustabout"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Roustabout in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Roustabout in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and time off

    Cons

    Layoff and evaluation structure was flawed.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure evaluations are completed and use them to high grade the fleet.


  2. "Electrician/Electronic Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quitman, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Quitman, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Over all a great place to work

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say. It was a great experience


  3. "Project Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Transocean full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel a lot, great place to work, lots of exposure, great people to work with, world's largest fleet

    Cons

    Training only provided to offshore personnel not onshore personnel. They do offer tuition reimbursement but if you are traveling a lot there is no time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in onshore personnel as much as offshore personnel.


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  5. "Admin asst II"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atascocita, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atascocita, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Transocean (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Honesty, integrity, they care about employees

    Cons

    No cons for me about Transocean. Great place to work. Nothing bad to say. I loved working there.

    Advice to Management

    Na


  6. "PT Student Worker/Intern: HQ Corporate Legal Department Houston, TX"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Worker/Intern - Legal Filing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Student Worker/Intern - Legal Filing in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working here part-time for a few months while I was in college. The legal and corporate executives were very friendly people who allowed me to keep a flexible schedule around my classes.

    In sum, I appreciated:
    Friendly people
    Flexible schedule - I created my own
    Nice corporate office
    Great central location

    My supervisor always made sure I put my academics first and would check in to make sure I had a good balance in my schedule between work and school. I could take time off or change my work hours when I needed to - no questions asked.

    Cons

    No real big downsides that I can recall, however I was not employed full time or permanently so my experience is limited.

    I imagine that if I worked in the C-suite over a long time could get boring? I'm personally not a classic "corporate exec type".

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A challenging work environment with the opportunity for growth and travel."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transocean encourages cross training amoung all the facets of the business which allows employees to keep from becoming complacent or stagnated as well as develop a better understand of how these facets work together.

    Cons

    Work loads can be demanding and since a bulk of the busness concerns 24hr a day operations employees tend to have distorted work/persnal time.

    Advice to Management

    Travel for offshore personel needs to be of higher quality with more flexibility. Exhausted personnel arriving on these facilities is a recipe for incidents.


  8. "Overall great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Encourage employee growth within the company

    Cons

    A lot of change in Senior Management

    Advice to Management

    It would be beneficial to inform employees of Senior Management role changes in a timely manner,.


  9. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    Transocean offered tremendous opportunity if you were willing to take on the challenge.

    Cons

    There is a bit of the "good old boy" mentality but I believe that is prevalent throughout the oil and gas industry.


  10. "Asset Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Transocean full-time

    Pros

    very good level of responsibility and autonomy; good growth oppurtunities when the company is doing well.

    Cons

    Industry and the company is significantly affected by oil price


  11. "Roustabout"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay, benefits, and schedule were all good. I definitely think it was worth the job and being gone a lot.

    Cons

    Some of the immediate supervisors could be a bit smug, and stuck on doing everything the hard way instead of working smarter.


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